Monthly Archive:: May 2014

Business Endeavors to Engage in This Summer

FortuneBuilders is a real estate education company, which provides students with the knowledge needed to start their own successful real estate business. FortuneBuilders’ business platform allows you to get involved in the real estate industry with an educational background, a mentor and a business model

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Google Employs Fewer Women than Competitors

From Businessweek: Google has finally acknowledged its diversity problem. Laszlo Block, the company’s senior vice president for people operations, reversed the company’s reluctance to reveal the number of women and minorities in its workforce. The statistics disclosed on Wednesday show that 30 percent of Google workers are women and 39 percent are racial or ethnic minorities. The [&hellip

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Upgrade Your Home with Custom Vinyl Windows

You can choose to buy energy efficient vinyl windows to improve the insulation and energy efficiency of your home. For example, Energy Star windows are certified and approved by the government for energy efficiency. Another option is to purchase double or triple pane windows designs that also enhance a home’s energy efficiency

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When Getting a Reverse Mortgage Makes Sense

The reverse mortgage has long been viewed as a last resort for older Americans with home equity but little cash. Now it’s poised to become a mainstream financial strategy — at least that’s what regulators and financial services firms are hoping. But you should be cautious about jumping in

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Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770: Famous Alums

New York City real estate titan Andrew Farkas is one of the biggest donors to the Hasty Pudding Institute.  Farkas is a proud graduate of the class of 1982, and is the CEO of Island Capital Group.  He is highly successful and was recently named number 16 on the New York Observer’s list of “100 Most Powerful People in Commercial Real Estate.”

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Study: Medications can help people quit drinking

From www.philly.com: A new review finds that several drugs can help curb the desire to drink alcohol, but the researchers note that these medications are rarely prescribed. Acamprosate (Campral) and naltrexone (Revia), along with support from groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous or psychological counseling, can be useful tools to help people stay away from alcohol, [&hellip

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Companies That Have Benefitted From Activist Investors

Carl Icahn, probably the biggest name in activist investing (he will appear on this list a few times) has been trying to make some changes to help improve the iPhone/Macbook makers.  Backed by other investors such as EnTrust Capital’s Gregg Hymowitz, it will be interesting to see what happens to Apple afterwards

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How Harvard continues to Make History through Technology

Harvary progressively became less religious in the 18th century and was educating Boston elites (i.e. those known as the Boston Brahmins, they were from very upper class families and were known for living very inconspicuously) by the end of the 19th century. Some of these people included Robert Benchley, Jeffery Toobin, and the man responsible for the largest green retrofits – Anthony Malkin

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